Pink Typhoon

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"Pink Typhoon"
Pink Typhoon.jpg
Single by Pink Lady
from the album Turning Point
B-side"Hello Mister Monkey"
ReleasedMay 1979
GenreJ-pop, kayōkyoku, Disco
Length4:10
LabelJVC
Songwriter(s)Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo, V. Willis, Japanese lyrics by Tomoko Okada
Pink Lady singles chronology
"Zipangu"
(1979)
"Pink Typhoon"
(1979)
"Nami Nori Pirates"
(1979)

"Pink Typhoon" (ピンク・タイフーン, Pinku Taifun) is the twelfth single of Pink Lady. It was released in May 1979. It peaked at number six on the Oricon charts,[1] and peaked at number five on the Japanese Music Labo chart.[2]

The song is a cover of the Village People's "In the Navy," but with rewritten Japanese lyrics that have nothing to do with the original content of the song. In the song's chorus the lines "In the navy" have been replaced with "Pink Lady", and "They want you as a new recruit" with "I want you, you want Mie/I want you, you want Kei" (referring to group members Mitsuyo Nemoto and Keiko Masuda).

According to Billboard Magazine, the original and the Pink Lady cover version were pitted against each other by record company Victor.[3]

The song was also featured on the Japanese music show The Best Ten, where it peaked at #6.[4]

The single sold approximately 700,000 copies.[5]

The B-side was a cover of disco group Arabesque.

Track listing (7" vinyl)[edit]

  1. "Pink Typhoon"
  • Composed and written by J. Morali, H. Belolo, V. Willis, Japanese lyrics by Tomoko Okada
  1. "Hello Mister Monkey"
  • Composed and written by Ben Jurris-Benny

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1979) Peak
position
Japanese Oricon Singles Chart 6
Japanese Music Labo Chart[2] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pink Lady singles". Retrieved 2009-08-08.
  2. ^ a b "Billboard Magazine, June 30, 1979". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Billboard Magazine, May 12, 1979". Billboard.
  4. ^ Yamada, Osamuji (2008). The Best Ten. ソニー・マガジンズ. ISBN 4789733726.
  5. ^ "Pink Lady single sales". Retrieved 2012-05-28.